Festival of Eugene Wraps Up

EUGENE, Ore. — The Festival of Eugene wrapped up Saturday and thousands of people attended the first-year event at Skinner Butte Park. Organizers say having a free event like this for the community to enjoy is important to Eugene’s culture, and with the Eugene Celebration being cancelled earlier this summer, the idea for the festival … Continue reading »

Festival of Eugene Starts Friday

EUGENE, Ore. — The Festival of Eugene is happening this weekend at Skinner Butte Park. Organizers moved it to the park after previous negotiations fell through to have it near the 5th Street Market. Event organizers say they’re piecing together the final plans. They said they planned the festival because Eugene needs a special event … Continue reading »

Festival of Eugene Short on Funding

EUGENE, Ore. — For Krysta Albert creating the Festival of Eugene is a way to bring some fun and joy to the community, after the Eugene Celebration was canceled earlier this summer. But, the grassroots effort to create a festival from scratch, in just a handful of weeks, is proving to be a challenge. “Basically … Continue reading »

Eugene Celebration Parade Back On

EUGENE, Ore. — Not all is lost when it comes to the Eugene Celebration. Kesey Enterprises says there will be a parade and concert on August 23 at 11 a.m. It decided to reinstate the events following overwhelming public input and encouragement. The parade details will be made available on June 23. The concert will … Continue reading »

Community Proposes Downtown Festival

EUGENE, Ore. — After organizers decided to cancel the Eugene Celebration this year, community members are stepping up to give the city of Eugene a chance to still have some fun. Organizers say Eugene deserves to showcase it’s unique artists, entertainers and local business. The organizers say a lot of people expressed disappointment following the … Continue reading »

Eugene Celebration Canceled This Year

EUGENE, Ore. — For more than 30 years the Eugene Celebration has filled downtown streets during the three-day long festivities, but this year the celebration won’t happen. Organizers said they’ve been compromising the event for years, and they couldn’t move forward with it this¬†summer During August, the streets of downtown Eugene are usually¬†to be filled … Continue reading »

Eugene Celebration 2014 Cancelled

EUGENE, Ore. — This year’s Eugene Celebration has been cancelled. Kesey Enterprises, Inc. made the announcement Tuesday. Coordinators say they are cancelling this year’s event due to the lack of space in downtown Eugene. In the statement, organizers say downtown Eugene’s growth has gained more momentum during the past year than they could have imagined, … Continue reading »

EWEB Introduces Water Response Trailers

EUGENE, Ore. — In many emergency situations water is critical. The Eugene Water and Electric Board introduced its new emergency plan this weekend. EWEB debuted its Water Incident Response Trailers at the Eugene Celebration. EWEB says the trailers are vital because Eugene is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest to not have a second … Continue reading »

Youth Take Environmental Action

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s all things Eugene this weekend at the Eugene Celebration, and what better way to represent the city than to have a sustainability section. Several vendors covered all things green and recycling. One group, The Trust Campaign, says it works with students and encourages them to take environmental action through ways like … Continue reading »

Sanitation Issues Near SLEEPS Camp

EUGENE, Ore. — While the Eugene Celebration takes place downtown, homeless rights advocates are staying put. Protesters with SLEEPS have set up tents in the downtown area. Demonstrators say that some of the campers were previously staying in the wetlands on the outskirts of town, but moved here when they were forced out. The group … Continue reading »

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